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DC Srinagar reviews arrangements for celebration of Republic Day-2023

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SRINAGAR: In connection with the celebration of the forthcoming Republic Day-2023, a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner(DC), Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad here on Saturday at Circuit House.

 Additional Deputy Commissioner, SP Headquarter, SP Traffic, SP Security, Superintending Engineer, R&B, SDM East, SDM West, Chief Planning Officer, Secretary SMC, Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Director Tourism, Deputy CEO, Assistant Commissioner Development, Tehsildars of South, Khanyar, and Eidgah, besides senior Officers of PDD, Information, Cultural Academy, Hospitality & Protocol, RTO, Mechanical Engineering and other line Departments were present in the meeting.

At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner took a Department wise review of the arrangements to be put in place by the respective Departments.

The DC directed the Officers of the concerned Departments to ensure all preparations including Seating arrangements, March Past Parade, Cultural programmes, Transport & Parking facilities, Power & Water Supply, deployment of Sanitation staff, Medical/First Aid & Fire and Emergency teams, Installation of Public Address System, besides Illumination of Government Building on eve of Republic Day. 

On the occasion, matters related to Security, Media Management, and entry of VVIPs, VIPs, and other participants were also discussed.

The DC also stressed on making fool-proof security arrangements in and around the stadium to ensure hassle-free celebrations of the function. He also enjoined upon the concerned Officers to maintain close coordination with each other for holding the function smoothly.

Regarding parking for vehicles, the DC asked the Officers of the Traffic Department to assess the capacity of the parking slots identified for the event and formulate an action plan so that the maximum number of vehicles of the dignitaries and other participants coming to attend the function are accommodated in a hassle-free manner.

While SMC authorities were asked to ensure that all washrooms are functioning properly, besides establishing mobile toilets at the venue on January 26. They were also asked to take measures for dog menace around the venue.

The DC asked the Education Department and Cultural Academy to ensure all necessary arrangements for boarding/lodging of participating school children and Artists are taken care of well in advance with concerned, while transport arrangements will be made by SRTC.

In order to ensure hassle-free entry of the Officials of the line Departments, the DC asked the Departments to submit a list of identifiers by January 5th, 2023 so that their security passes are made well in advance.

The DC also stressed on making elaborate arrangements for dewatering pumps to tackle water logging, if any caused due to rain/snowfall on the occasion of Full Dress rehearsal proceedings and the mega event on 26th January.

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